6/5/12

Tad, kennel!

I have heard that some dogs take to kennel training naturally. I know that some dogs love their kennels, like Walker, who sleeps in his all night with the door open.

I was worried with Tad. I didn't really know exactly what to expect. But, with his aggression and house-abuse, I needed to do something.

A lovely Tad fan donated a large kennel for Tad, and we started.

I had to push Tad in the first day, and he settled down with his chewy and was fine. The second day, Tad went in on command. By the third day, I stood at his crate getting a treat out of the bag and he bolted into Walker's kennel with Walker! I was so excited. This morning Tad went into his crate without being told even before I had the treats. I had my phone and keys in hand, usual leaving the house signal, and he went right in.

You guys, I'm so excited. This alleviates soooo much stress in our house...and I know it's helping Tad.

11 comments:

  1. That's wonderful! What a relief! Good boy, Tadikins!

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  2. Maybe having his 'own space' will help him feel more secure.

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  3. I agree Katherine; he's got his 'safety zone' and he'll feel a lot better.

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  4. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thank a lot for sharing some wonderful information regarding the dog kennels. Enjoyed reading what all you has to share.

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  6. I HAVE NOT HEARD "TAD's" STORY, BUT I ASSUME HE TO WAS A RESCUE? I HOPE YOUR ARTICLES CONTINUE TO KEEP PET PEOPLE AWARE! PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT A CRATE IS NOT USED FOR A PLACE OF PUNISHMENT ie; a Time Out. A CRATE SHOULD BE THE PLACE THE DOG FEELS SAFE, NOT CORNERED WITH SHAME! THE MORE WE HAVE A VOICE FOR ALL ANIMAL's THE LESS IGNORANT THE HUMAN's BECOME...KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! I DO MY PART WHERE I CAN AND SO SHOULD, ALL OF US!

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